It’s been my enormous pleasure and privilege to be associated with Wunderwag Industries pin looms since its inception in 2017. (The looms are made by my husband’s friend, and I get no compensation for any of the looms sold.)
Feels like it’s time to update and consolidate the old New Loom Time! post and announce three new sizes (3″ square, 1″ x 2″ and 1″ x 6″ rectangles)!
Square looms: 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″, and 6″
Let me start by saying: To order looms and/or extra needles, contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org (see price list at the end of this post). Read More →
When I made my first pin loom pumpkin three years ago I wasn’t totally enamored with it. First of all, I’d just made my scarecrow and, back then, I wasn’t comfortable with constructing 3D objects with pin loom squares. I was also learning about how color behaved in weaving—I really didn’t like how my stem turned out. Since then, I’ve learned a bit about pin loom construction. I removed the old stem and replaced it with a new one.
Old pumpkin, new stem
Deborah Bagley, of Yarnovations, is an absolute WHIZ at pin loom project construction. She has graciously granted permission for me to write this tutorial, using her original idea of the pumpkin. Please have a look at her other spooky designs in the Pin Loom Halloween Set. (She also sells a Christmas Pin Loom Pattern Set and the ebook Zoo Crew.) Read More →
It was my original intention to write at least once a month on this blog, but my last post was in August. (Actually I think I’ve missed a month or two before this.)
My husband traveled a lot this summer/fall (about three weeks total), so I was home “alone” with Polly and Casey (my two Labs). We had good long walks just about every morning. That went out the window after my husband came back. (Why is that? Sometimes I think I could have good habits if I were on my own, but I’d rather trade up for the company.)
Pin Loom Pumpkins—tutorial coming soon!
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One thing I’ve learned about silk yarn is that it can shrink. In the photo below, I started with two squares—same size, same weaving pattern—washed one in hot, soapy water, then left it to dry.
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